Learn about ancient beer-making practises, as well as a few modern techniques, at Hammerton Brewery's tasting events and tours. Boasting tipples such as the Prunus Peach, Blueprint and Crunch - a peanut butter stout - this place is a wonderland of all things hoppy.
Beer Events And Tastings In London
Fanatical about all things pint-sized? Then you're going to love these. We've scoured through this city's many, many breweries, bars, taprooms and pubs to find you the best beer events in London. From weird and wonderful tours and guided tastings to quirky seasonal pop-ups, check out our hop-tastic recommendations and crack into a cold one today.
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From tasting tours of heritage pubs to trips around local breweries, Ale Hunters are bringing hop lovers a whole range of craft beer events to sink their teeth into. Perfect for uncovering hidden gems and meeting like-minded people, these experiences are not to be missed.
You'll want to hold on tight to your tinnies with this one. A great shout for history lovers and fans of a good ghost story, Haunted London Pub Tour is a brilliant experience that will have you venturing to three historic boozers, all with spine-chilling pasts.
Housing an on-site microbrewery and a sun-soaked beer garden, Brewhouse & Kitchen isn't just your go-to for chilled afternoons, but also for some of the top beer tasting events in London. Pick between a masterclass or go all out with one of their experience days in Highbury or Hoxton.
BrewDog are giving you an education in all things IPA, stout and lager at their beer school. The dons will be treating you to a two-hour guided tasting of five different samples, complemented by an array of cheeses and witty commentary from your host.
Looking for London's best activities? Take a trip to Chalk Farm for a hop-tastic tour around Camden Town brewery. What can you expect? Fun facts, a behind the scenes look at what goes into your pints, plus a few samples throughout.
Based in Hackney, The Five Points Brewing Co is hosting a bevvy of beer-inspired events. Whether you head to their green hop festival, tasting session or market over in Coal Drops Yard, you're sure to have a fab booze-fuelled day out.
Fancy a pint? Beer lovers will go absolutely nuts at this event at Kraft Dalston. You'll get a detailed tour, 3-different brews and an explanation of how they're made by your expert guide, Helen. Stick around for some Turkish food from Le Bab.
When it comes to beer events in the city, Fuller's Inside the Cellar: 'Meet The Brewers' beer tasting activity is a firm choice. Head on over to The Pilot in Chiswick, where you'll be able to try out a fabulous range of IPAs, APAs or gluten-free favourites, while a DJ spins some top tunes.
On the hunt for a unique drinks tasting event in London? The Terrace Bar at The Chesterfield Mayfair is serving up a match made in heaven over at its Beer and Cheese Pairing Experience. Get stuck into bites from Neal's Yard Dairy paired perfectly with a load of delish brews.
Soak up the slinky surrounds of The New York Bar, founded within The Rubens at The Palace. This snazzy hangout is offering up beer flight experiences for two. With this, you'll not only graze upon a tasty sharing stand, but also pair it all with a couple of lip-smacking brews.
Searching for beer-related things to do in Bermondsey? At Gosnells Meadery Taproom, you can experience one of the most fun tasting events. Nab loads of mead here, or head to their Peckham brewery for tours and brewing workshops.
When it comes to beer events, South London is a firm choice. The top of our list? It has to be the Brixton Craft Brewery Tasting Tour. This cool event will be showcasing some of the area's finest pours (which you get to taste, of course), all while learning fun facts from experts.
Jack & Boule is providing us with the ultimate brunch over in South Bank. Not only will you get endless beer or prosecco, but you'll get to tuck into street food from Rico Burrito or Nanny Bill's. Plus, you can tack on a 55-minute game for £5 per player.
For those of you who have a love of the golden nectar, you won't want to miss out on the London Craft Beer Tasting. Taking place every Saturday by Craft Beer Co Clerkenwell, it'll see you sampling five fabulous brews while guided by an expert host.
When it comes down to hop-tastic events, Small Beer knows how to give everything a little added pizzazz. Inside this South Bermondsey venue, you'll get to guzzle a variety of low and no-alcohol pours. Or if you fancy something else, head to The Bedford for drinking and dancing.
On the 2nd of November, International Stout Day kicks off and where better to celebrate than Gipsy Hill Brewery. The venue will be running brewery tours and tastings all led by an expert, followed by the chance to sip on a flight of pints.
You'll find some of the best local beer at The Five Points Courtyard and Taproom – with tours and tastings available for those who really want to wet their whistle. Explore the on-site brewhouse, get clued-up on all-things hops and guzzle four 1/3 pint tasters courtesy of The Five Points Brewing Company. And when you get hungry? There's BBQ food on standby, including meat platters and pork-filled flatbread.
The Bermondsey Microbrewery Experience is based on the famous Bermondsey Beer Mile, visiting the best local microbreweries across an experience that lasts four hours. Think characteristic railway arch taprooms, behind the scenes access and tastings across venues like Southwark Brewery, Kernel and Mash Paddle.
Small Beer Brewery in South Bermondsey are throwing open their doors for behind the scenes access to where they brew their lower alcohol bevs. You'll sample five classic beer styles throughout the tour and be introduced to a pioneering approach in sustainability - one that's earned them the title of London's first brewery to become a certified B Corp.
Get ready for a hop-tastic adventure at 40ft Brewery and Taproom's Brewery Tour Tasting in the heart of Dalston. Whether you're a seasoned booze aficionado or brand-new to the craft beer scene, head down to learn all about the brewing process and taste a selection of freshly brewed ales every Saturday at only £20 a pop.